Family Law

Recent Posts in the Family Law Category

  • Judge Scott Collier (Ret.) Joins McKinley Irvin as a Mediator and Arbitrator

    Judge Scott Collier (Ret.) Joins McKinley Irvin as a Mediator and Arbitrator We are proud to announce that Judge Scott Collier (Ret.) has joined McKinley Irvin as a mediator and arbitrator after a distinguished career on the Clark County Superior Court Bench. Judge Collier is highly respected by his colleagues for his professionalism and thorough preparation, as well as his humor and great compassion. With his broad judicial experience and extensive knowledge of the law, Judge Collier will be highly sought after as a mediator in family law negotiations. He is dedicated to helping families resolve ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Welcomes Anne Marggraf to Our Vancouver Office

    McKinley Irvin Welcomes Anne Marggraf to Our Vancouver Office McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome family law attorney Anne Marggraf to our Vancouver office. Anne represents clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, and relocation. She was recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch , a category that highlights the legal talent of attorneys who have been in practice less than 10 years. A Pacific Northwest native, Anne received her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and her Juris ...
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  • Important Estate Planning Matters to Handle After Divorce

    Important Estate Planning Matters to Handle After Divorce When a Washington couple decides to divorce , much of their energy and emotions are tied up in the process. There are many issues that must be decided, either through negotiation, mediation , or litigation. Estate planning might not be a front-burner concern but should be addressed as the divorce unfolds. Some changes are best made during the dissolution process while others should be left for after the divorce is finalized. Speak with a divorce attorney before making any financial or other legal changes. Analyzing the ...
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  • 22 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Listed in 2023’s The Best Lawyers In America®

    22 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Listed in 2023’s The Best Lawyers In America® McKinley Irvin is proud to announce that twenty-two of the firm’s attorneys are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys listed in Best Lawyers are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process. McKinley Irvin also received six "Top-Listed" designations, which are given to the firm with the most recognized lawyers in a particular location and practice area. The “Top-Listed” Award designations for McKinley Irvin include: The Best Lawyers in ...
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  • Attorney Kelsey Dodds Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver

    Attorney Kelsey Dodds Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver McKinley Irvin welcomes our newest family law attorney, Kelsey Dodds, to the firm’s Vancouver office. A Washington native, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree at Washington State University before heading to Oregon to attend Willamette College of Law. Kelsey will represent clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, relocation, and domestic violence matters. She has a talent for litigation and is known for her strong courtroom demeaner. We are pleased to bring such a strong advocate ...
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  • Four Questions to Ask a Family Law Attorney

    Four Questions to Ask a Family Law Attorney Finding the right attorney to handle your family law case can heavily impact the outcome. That is why it’s crucial to ask the right questions during the initial consultation. When meeting with an attorney, it’s important to take the time to discuss all of your concerns regarding the case, so don’t be afraid to ask about what you want and need from their firm. Unaddressed issues could have serious repercussions for your case in the long term. Here are four questions you should ask a family law attorney before hiring them. ...
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  • Modifying a Child Support Order Due to a Disability

    Modifying a Child Support Order Due to a Disability When an ex-spouse becomes disabled and can no longer work or can only work part time, it can be stressful for both them and their former spouse if the injured party is responsible for paying alimony or child support . Not only does the disabled individual have to adjust to new limitations, but the party who receives these regular payments may be worried about their financial dependency. Parents in Washington are considered responsible for the financial needs of their children up until 18 years of age or graduation of high ...
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  • Family Law Attorney Nathan Julius Joins McKinley Irvin in Seattle

    Family Law Attorney Nathan Julius Joins McKinley Irvin in Seattle McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome attorney Nathan Julius to the firm. Nathan will serve clients from our Seattle office in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, relocation, legal separation, and domestic violence. Nathan is an accomplished trial attorney with a strong history of litigation success. Nevertheless, he strives to resolve cases in a manner that is the least stressful for his client, often through pre-trial settlement. Having formerly practiced bankruptcy law, Nathan has a ...
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